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From riding and training tips, to veterinary and confidence advice, our expert advice section has everything you need to make the most out of your time with your horse.

Create a confident horse with Lucinda Fredericks

Ride like the professionals and use your time outside the arena to build a confident horse, develop your partnership with your horse and boldly go hacking with Olympic eventer Lucinda Fredericksf Read Article

How to calm a spooky showjumper with Daniel Moseley

Does your horse tend to see monsters rather than strides? Daniel Moseley helps you teach him to be focused and unflappable Read Article

Dressage test problem-buster with Sandy Phillips

Scores not up to scratch? Dressage coach and FEI judge Sandy Phillips shares her competition pet peeves and explains how to get back on track Read Article

Coping with Cushing’s

Cushing’s disease, or PPID, is being diagnosed in more and more horses, but what can you do to manage the condition and keep your horse happy and healthy? Vet Becky Lees explains Read Article

Laminitis – everything you need to know

The word laminitis strikes fear into any horse owner who’s experienced it, but did you realise your horse could be as at risk as any other? Danica Pollard from the Animal Health Trust explains why and what you can do to prevent it Read Article

How to spot lameness

Would you know if your horse was lame? It’s not always as obvious as noticing a limp, as vet Annamaria Nagy from the Animal Health Trust explains how to spot lameness Read Article

Stop equine dehydration

Did you know your horse could become dehydrated after just an hour’s work? Nutritionist Kate Hore explains what to look for and how best to keep him hydrated Read Article

Winter horsebox maintenance

You may not use your horsebox or trailer as much over the winter, but avoid the temptation to park it and forget about it. Poor horsebox maintenance can cause a slew of problems come spring, as well as making winter journeys more difficult. Read Article

How to deal with losing your horse

It’s something no one wants to think about, but at some point every owner experiences the pain of losing their beloved horse. H&R helps you make sense of moving forward Read Article

How to manage and prevent stable vices

A horse with a stable vice can be frustrating and even upsetting, but what can you do to manage, reduce and prevent them? Read Article

How to prevent and manage stable vices

A horse with stable vices can be frustrating and even upsetting, but what can you do to manage, reduce and prevent them? Read Article

Our tips for buying and selling horses online

There are various ways to buy and sell horses online, however, making your advert appeal to the right buyer, and avoiding scammers, can be tricky. Follow the Horse&Rider guide, to ensure you avoid the pitfalls. Read Article

Confused by insurance?

Insurance needs to be tailored to your specific needs. Find out what cover you might need from Carriagehouse Insurance's Fiona Gordon-Clarke Read Article

Make sense of insurance excess

The excess you choose depends on your budget and why you are buying insurance, says Guy Prest of KBIS British Equestrian Insurance Read Article

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